Adult female and male sea turtles are equal in size, but different types of sea turtles reach different sizes as adults. The green sea turtle gets to be about 78 to 112 cm (31-44 in) long. The black sea turtle gets to be about 59 to 117 cm (23-46 in) long. The smallest species, the Kemp’s ridley and olive ridley sea turtles, reach about 55 to 65 cm (22-30 in) in length.
There are many different types of sea turtles. Green sea turtles reach lengths of 78 to 112 cm and weights of 68 to 186 kg. Black sea turtles reach lengths of 59 to 117 cm and weights of 42 to 126 kg.
The Kemp’s ridley and olive ridley are the smallest species, and reach lengths of 55 to 65 cm and weights of 30 to 50 kg. Loggerheads reach lengths of 82 to 105 cm and weights of 66 to 101 kg. Hawksbills reach lengths of 53 to 114 cm and weights of 27 to 86 kg. Flatbacks reach lengths of 81 to 97 cm and weights of and 60 to 84 kg. The leatherback is the largest of all living sea turtles; mature leatherbacks reach lengths of 1.2 to 1.9 m and weights of 200 to 506 kg.
Interestingly, adult male and female sea turtles are equal in size. There are several species of sea turtles including the green sea turtle which reaches about 78 to 112 cm (31-44 in.) and 68 to 186 kg (150-410 lb.); the black sea turtle which reaches about 59 to 117 cm (23-46 in.) and 42 to 126 kg (93-278 lb.); and the leatherback, the largest sea turtle species, which reaches about 1.2 to 1.9 m (4-6 ft.) and 200 to 506 kg (441-1,116 lb.). The largest leatherback recorded was 916 kg (2,019 lb.).
Sea turtles are generally larger than freshwater turtle species. Even the smallest species, the Kemp’s Ridley, still weighs 75-100 lbs in adulthood with a length of around two-and-a-half feet (30″). For contrast, the leatherback (the largest living turtle) can weigh upwards of a ton (2,000 lb) and reach more than 6′ in length.
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